Excursion Details

The Bristol Docker - CONFIRMED TIMINGS

04/03/2017

Image courtesy of Martin Loader.

Saturday 4th March, 2017
(revised date - was Saturday 28th January)

 

A COMPREHENSIVE TOUR OF FREIGHT ONLY LINES AROUND THE PORT OF BRISTOL, PLUS A VISIT INTO A NEW REVERSING FACILITY CLOSE TO THE SHORE OF THE SEVERN ESTUARY.

 

Join us as we explore a number of secondary and freight routes in the greater Bristol area, including rare locomotive haulage over the Clifton Extension Railway, the Henbury Loop, both terminals at Portbury Dock and an incursion into Avonmouth Docks. The recently built run round facility (built for the new Severnside Energy Recovery Centre traffic), will also feature.

 

Our special thanks go to the Bristol Port Company for agreeing to this visit. A sizeable donation will be made to their suggested charity to mark our appreciation.

 

The days routing has now been confirmed by Network Rail and is as follows from and back to Bristol Parkway:

 

Filton West Jn - Hallen Marsh Jn - Avonmouth Docks (reverse) - Hallen Marsh Jn - Filton Chord - Bristol Temple Meads via Down Through - Parson St. Jn - Portbury Dock Jn - Portbury Automotive Terminal (reverse) - Portbury Coal Terminal (reverse) - Parson St. Jn - Bristol Temple Meads via Up Through - Filton Chord - Hallen Marsh Jn - Avonmouth (reverse) - Avonmouth - Rounding Loop for Severnside Energy Centre access (reverse) - Avonmouth - Clifton Down - Bristol Temple Meads (reverse) - Filton Bank - Bristol Parkway and return to Didcot as outward.

 

Note: Several Goods Loops should be traversed between Birmingham and Bristol Parkway in each direction as follows:

Abbotswood, Haresfield and Charfield Down Goods Loops in the morning.

Charfield, Haresfield and Eckington Up Goods Loops in the evening.

 

MOTIVE POWER IS EXPECTED TO BE TWO DB CARGO CLASS 66s OPERATING IN TOP 'N' TAIL MODE.

 

 

CONFIRMED Timings    
Joining Stations

Depart

Return

Didcot Parkway 0555 2320
Banbury 0640 2245
Leamington Spa 0700 2220
Coventry
0745 2205
Birmingham International 0800 2150
Birmingham New St.
0815 2130
Bromsgrove
0850 2045
Cheltenham Spa 0930 2005
Bristol Parkway 1045 1845
Bristol Temple Meads ------ 1815

 

 

Fares
Adult Junior Party of 4
Standard Class £92.00 £46.00
£348.00

First Class

£129.00 £89.00 £496.00
First Class Plus £145.00 £105.00 £560.00

 

Private 'Table for Two' seats are available at a supplement of £28 per person in First Class and First Class Plus.

 

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